14 - Wanderlust

Like so many other Suspects at C.S.I, these particular color combinations inspired me to jump in and solve the case and challenged me to be a little more creative by creating the background paper using the Wet medium (Evidence criteria), and creating a little marine animal as the Animal accent. I also printed and used some of Michele Singh’s pretty coordinate papers to assist me in establishing the tone of the Scheme in this case.

• Animal accent: I made the little star fish (marine animal) out of clay and stamped the clay with a small Prima script stamp to create texture on their little bodies. Each star fish is unique because I had to carve the little creatures out by hand using a paring knife, but they were so much fun to make! This was the first time I used this particular clay which you allow to air dry and is as light as a feather when it’s dried, it’s almost a paper mache like quality. If you’re interested in the clay product, I’ve made a note of it on my blog. Hmmm, this clay would be perfect for making little bird eggs.
• Wet medium: For the background paper, I started with white card stock and masked and misted with Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, small amounts of acrylic paint, and added pink embossing powder to fusible webbing for those small pink webbing bits I added throughout the page.
• Something sand-like: On the background paper, a gritty, sand-like molding paste was used on top of a mask to give the pattern a sand-like texture.
• Ruffles: Glimmer Mist was applied on white rayon seam binding, and the ribbon was weaved in a ruffle in between each of the hand-sewn pearl beads.

• Write a Haiku: For me, this was the most challenging aspect of this case, and after several attempts, I was ready to give up, but I was really inspired by the idea and kept at it until I finally came up with something that I liked.

Hidden journaling: This picture was taken during our Santa Barbara vacation trip when you were 14 years old. During the two hour drive to Santa Barbara, you asked me how long was it going to take us to reach our destination. My answer didn’t sit well with you and you asked if we could drive farther so that it would take more time to get to our destination. What? This didn’t make sense to me, and when I asked why, you said that two hours wasn’t going to be enough time for Marcus, your first boyfriend, to miss you and you wanted to be missed terribly. Ha ha. I see so much of Scarlett O’Hara like qualities in you!

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Comment by Annette Gearside - DT on April 18, 2012 at 8:50am

Congrats on the feature Joyce ... awesome LO !!! :)

Comment by Arnlaug Koppang DT on April 18, 2012 at 7:43am

This is just beautiful! Congrats on the feature:-)

Comment by Lindy G on April 18, 2012 at 4:23am
Huge congrats on the feature Joyce, it's a beautiful page with wonderful journalling and just love the design
Comment by Helena Virpi on April 18, 2012 at 3:18am

Huge congrats on the  feature!

Comment by Di Garling on April 18, 2012 at 1:15am

Congrats on the "feature" Joyce.  Di  xo

Comment by Eila Sandberg on April 18, 2012 at 12:02am

Woot wooth! Congrats on the well-deserved feature sweetie! xoxox

Comment by Joyce Lawrence on April 17, 2012 at 10:30pm

Thank you so much for the honor and privilege to be featured here at CSI.  You made me really work this challenge. :)

Thank you members for leaving me all the gallery love.  Your words make me strive to be a better scrapper. 


Comment by Debbi McCue - DT on April 17, 2012 at 12:14pm

Beautiful... Beautiful...Beautiful Page... love how your journaling.... quietly... moves ....down.... the...page.....


Comment by Helena Virpi on April 17, 2012 at 9:51am

Lovely masking and misting. And I absolutely love your journaling!!! The photo is fabulous.

Comment by Eila Sandberg on April 16, 2012 at 4:25pm

AHHH! aaadore those little handmade starfish, you clever patient girl! love everything on your page Joyce, fabulous background and sweet dreamy feel to your page! wonderful photo too! into my faves yes ma'm! xoxo

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